Career Opportunities

Specialists / Consultants (SMOs)

We employ approximately 360 Senior Medical Officers (SMO) and Senior Dental Officers (SDO) at Southern DHB. As you’ll know, the size of our hospitals allows for our staff to learn from one another, and as such you’ll thrive off teaching and learning from others on the job. Our talented team of SMOs, Medical Specialists and Consultants and Fellows lead a vast array of specialty services, including: anaesthesia, general surgery, intensive care, mental health, and emergency medicine, and many more.

“There’s a strong community – at work and in general – I felt at home and welcomed.”

“It really is a city – small, but not small minded. It is full of well-educated, well-read, well travelled, cultured people. But down to earth and very welcoming. There’s a real connection to the environment too. People really care.”

So, are you ready to make the leap? No matter where you’re at with your decision to move to Southern DBH, we want to hear from you. Phone (03) 470 9604 or email or and we can provide support and advice as you plan your move throughout the recruitment process. Here’s to a job that you’re passionate about with an unbeatable lifestyle at Southern DHB.

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Consultant Ophthalmologist Otago 22-Jan-2022
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Southland Southland 22-Jan-2022
General Medicine Physician Dunedin 19-Jan-2022
Consultant Radiologist - Dunedin Otago 19-Jan-2022
Orthopaedic Consultant - General, Trauma, Shoulder Arthroplasty, and Upper Limb Southland 19-Jan-2022
Rural Hospital Medicine Specialist Queenstown Lakes 18-Jan-2022
ENT Surgeon - Southland Southland 18-Jan-2022
Consultant Vascular Surgeon Otago 18-Jan-2022
Specialist - Intensive Care Otago 18-Jan-2022
Consultant Radiologist - Southland Southland 18-Jan-2022
Consultant Ophthalmologist Otago 18-Jan-2022
Emergency Department Specialist Southland 18-Jan-2022
Medical Director - Primary & Community Southland 18-Jan-2022
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Southland 16-Jan-2022
Consultant Psychiatrist Otago 13-Jan-2022
Medical Oncologist
Medical Oncologist 12-Jan-2022
Otago 12-Jan-2022
Medical Officer - 1 August 2022 - 31 Jan 2023 Queenstown Lakes 12-Jan-2022
Medical Officer - 1 February - 31 July 2022 Queenstown Lakes 12-Jan-2022
Joint Clinical - Vascular Surgeon Otago 09-Jan-2022
Clinical Haematologist - Fixed Term/Locum Otago 08-Jan-2022
Consultant Radiologist - Interventional Subspecialty Otago 08-Jan-2022
Renal Physician - Locum / Fixed Term Otago 05-Jan-2022
Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult Southland 03-Jan-2022
Plastic Surgeon - Locum Otago 02-Jan-2022
ECHO Cardiologist
ECHO Cardiologist 31-Dec-2021
Otago 31-Dec-2021